All photographs are © Paula Wirth, all rights reserved.
If you are interested in using my photos, please contact me with details & offers. We can work out an affordable solution that meets your needs and budget.
Paula Wirth is a SF Bay Area Explorer, Photographer, Community Manager & Social Media gal in Oakland, California
Using the Flickr BlogThis feature is OK for ONLY non-commercial sites, as long as you leave the credit name info and a direct link back to the photo in my stream. Please let me know before using my photos, thanks!
Note: I prefer a minimum of a micropayment for all commercial and application-related requests. Keep photographers in business with fair monetary acknowledgement of their efforts. DSLR equipment isn't free, storage and software isn't free, your coffee in the morning isn't free, nor do you work for free, right? Payment helps folks like me pay to repair and upgrade our equipment, pay for Flickr Pro accounts, buy memory cards / storage, etc.
My Digital SLR Camera Equipment
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EOS Rebel XTi, Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens, Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM Lens, Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Wide Angle Lens, Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens
iPhoneography (and the Art of the Square)
I'm a big fan of iphoneography, and am always snapping photos on the go, especially now I have a LONG commute -- here is some of what I use.
iPhone Photography Apps & Accessories
Apple iPhone 4, Instagram, ShakeItPhoto, Hipstamatic, TiltShift Generator, Pocketbooth (and more)
- Signs of Sacramento 794 photos, 47 members
- Duck Pop 327 photos, 49 members
- Pro Corner: Semi-Pro and Professional Photography / Photographer 324,187 photos, 19,402 members
- The Teens Turn 100 821 photos, 163 members
- Popsicolor 241 photos, 60 members
- California Academy of Sciences 9,806 photos, 1,194 members
- Liberty! 141 photos, 81 members
- Vintage Steel Signs 13,378 photos, 475 members
- Faded Signage (FADED!) 21,887 photos, 1,943 members
- olloclip 7,188 photos, 1,461 members
- BEER 67,542 photos, 9,516 members
- Instant Film SF 650 photos, 97 members
- Sign of the Frog (Giant Frogs/Toads and Signage) 99 photos, 231 members
- Blissdom '12 Photowalk 413 photos, 29 members
- Mixed Drinks and Decent Company 1,113 photos, 125 members
- Netsquared 2,231 photos, 127 members
- TechSoup Global 1,664 photos, 218 members
- MCSC Potlucks! 98 photos, 12 members
- It's inexplicable! 440 photos, 61 members
- Photo Talk Plus 898 photos, 351 members
- iPhonearoid 19,571 photos, 300 members
- Carter Brown 323 photos, 50 members
- Lunch of the Month Club 22 photos, 17 members
- Good to Eat 3,523 photos, 636 members
- Old American Department Stores 3,073 photos, 257 members
- Modern Coffee Art Events 11 photos, 5 members
- Vélocouture 4,605 photos, 1,706 members
- Food Photography For Real Foodies 10,746 photos, 1,209 members
- flickr Food Photographers 98,272 photos, 2,102 members
- SF Bay Area Food Photographers 279 photos, 42 members
- 18Reasons 20 photos, 7 members
- Cherries 461 photos, 290 members
- San Francisco Photo Guild 22,084 photos, 1,863 members
- ice cream 6,824 photos, 2,428 members
- Night Lights 589,152 photos, 55,929 members
- SF Bay Area Shooters (sfbas) 129,467 photos, 4,347 members
- Objective Scenes 3,676 photos, 224 members
- HCSP (Hardcore Street Photography) 2,854 photos, 58,098 members
- Friday Night Drinking & Shooting Club 3,112 photos, 250 members
- www.cameraporn.net 2,059 photos, 238 members
- A Food Photography Experience! 404,135 photos, 20,024 members
- Illustration MEAT Up 1,717 photos, 147 members
- Creative Cocktails! 421 photos, 98 members
- Pet Indignities 94 photos, 15 members
- Antique Alcohol 338 photos, 44 members
- From Under an Umbrella 25 photos, 10 members
- Urban Decay 369,237 photos, 30,215 members
- Street art - Art Urbain 9,656 photos, 54 members
- SALADS 4,239 photos, 707 members
- People Watching 276,968 photos, 7,791 members
"Photography has gone from a hobby to a passion, and to a large extent, I credit Paula's work as the causation for this. When I grow up, I'd really like to be as proficient as she... well that's to say I'll never grow up...o.k., when I'm older...damn it, too late! Thanx Paula!"
21st July, 2008
Miss Retro Modern says:
"It's up to Paula that I was inspired to post my own collection of vintage ephemera! She has a wonderful archive of mid-century pop culture images, and some great sketches to boot!"
15th October, 2007
"Paula is one of the nicest people I've met on Flickr, and her photo stream is simply wonderful. A beautiful collection!"
1st January, 2007
Stacy Alexander says:
"Paula's flickr album is one of my greatest sources of daily inspiration! I love to look through these photos!"
24th December, 2006
Coal and Ice says:
"Truly the Anthropology, Sociology & Library Science
Professions are missing out on the vision
ability and skills of Paula Wirth!"
21st December, 2006
"I've been saying for the years that the Internet would become the repository for imporant works which would never become generally available through earlier media. A great work, one of true depth and scope, could not be easily published through traditional modes. Paula Wirth exemplifies the possibilities that exist within this still new form. What she has accomplished is indeed a great work; she has complied an excellent body of material about our society, its roots and its various passageways and alleys. When I find such creative expression I am quite awed and grateful."
4th April, 2006
"I honestly believed I loved and knew a lot about kitch and ephemora. Then I saw Paula's photostream. That shut me up quick.
In all seriousness don't read this tripe I am writing, just go and enjoy all the images she has ammassed."
8th March, 2006
David A. Pattison says:
"Paul's enthusiam for illustration is fantastic. She should be teaching what she knows. Feel very lucky that she is sharing her discoveries with us."
5th March, 2006
"Paula is a great illustrator and she's even better at capturing everyday life moments in her sketches. But the greatest thing about her presence on Flickr is her ability to capture and present us with countless graphic design and advertising ephemera, to remind us whence we came, to boldly go where no designer has gone before."
21st February, 2006
"Paula has a great eye for books that add a sharp note of folly to the nostalgia and she's an illustrator too. Always something to look forward to in my contacts list. What a gem."
25th October, 2005
"Paula has a beautiful eye for the sketch and the perfect moment we are all looking for."
15th September, 2005
- Paula Wirth
- March 2005
- Houston, TX, Oakland, CA, Vancouver, BC, SF Bay Area, (military brat)
- Oakland, CA, U.S.A.
- I am:
- Social Media, Community Management, News & Events Photography
- Paula's Portfolio